Who will decide which designers are good enough and on what grounds?
I'll be the judge of that. Right now, only all of you in this topic (and a few others) will be able to participate. Once things get off the ground, I'll start laying out some stricter guidelines.
Would it be possible to set an availability status somewhere in the ThemeHybrid profile? (this status could be checked by the form, I've done things like this with Gravity Forms fairly easy)
I've got an idea about how to do that from your profile screen.
Would selected designers get a different role in this community?
I've got a few ideas about this too, but I don't think they belong in this particular topic. It's something I'll open up for discussion soon though.
But, feel free to discuss this.
Would it be possible for designers to have their portfolio on this website?
I'd really love to do this. But, this is going to take some time for me to put together, so we won't be able to launch the service with this. You'll have to have some sort of portfolio on your own site.
I did start something like this on the showcase blog, but I want to wait until WP 3.0 because I've got some major structural changes I want to make with the site.
Question: If we're marketing to clients without much technical knowledge, should we use the PSD acronym? Folks might not understand what that means.
If they don't know what a PSD is, then they won't be able to use the service. They wouldn't be able to upload the file(s). This should be pushed toward designers with little development skills or little time for development.
I'm pretty sure "PSD to * (theme, template, etc.)" is the industry standard for this type of service. Or, "You Design, We Code."